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video cassette recorder

n
(Electronics) a tape recorder for vision and sound signals using magnetic tape in closed plastic cassettes: used for recording and playing back television programmes and films. Often shortened to: video Abbreviation: VCR
Translations
videorekorder
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VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDERS THEY long outlived their Betamax rival but the days of VCRs are now numbered after the last company in the UK still making them said it is ending production.
s a colo CASSET o riv no com VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDERS THEY long outlived their Betamax rival but the days of VCRs are now numbered after the last company in the UK still making them said it is ending production.
The last manufacturer of video cassette recorders will stop production at the end of this month.
*Slingbox (starts at $180; apps for Apple, Android and Windows phones and tablets are $15 each, free through on personal computers): Video cassette recorders and digital video recorders give us the gift of time shifting.
Even in this digital age, there are still millions of homes that have kept and still regularly use their old video cassette recorders and record players.
The 1970s saw the development of the first microprocessor, pocket calculators, video cassette recorders, and early personal computers.
Indeed the mid-1980s were a pivotal point in a number of ways: Channel 4 started in 1982; video cassette recorders (VCR) were in a third of British homes by 1985; in 1989 Sky Television started broadcasting by satellite; by this time the apple of Computer Generated Images (CGI) had been bitten by all of the mainstream visual media.
Gone will be iPhones and Black-Berry and Android handsets, confined to the annals of history like tape decks and video cassette recorders today.
Besides, television sets, video cassette recorders, radio sets and other electronic appliances were also seized which were under the use of the prisoners.
For instance, production of video cassette recorders, typewriters, audio tape decks and alarm clocks -- products which are now impossible to find even in the remotest rural market -- are just some of the items that the current IIP numbers track.
issued a call Wednesday for people to stop using about 30,000 of its video cassette recorders that were made over 16 years ago after three incidents in which the VCRs caught fire, the electronics manufacturer said.